Meaning of sinuate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɪnjʊət/


Botany Zoology
  • Having a wavy or sinuous margin; with alternate rounded notches and lobes.

    ‘The leaf margins have less of a prominent sinuate character than those of the other species.’
    • ‘In a further aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of making absorbent sheet utilizing an emboss roll provided with radially projecting circumferential sinuate bosses.’
    meandering, zigzagging, snaking, snaky, winding, wiggly, squiggly, crooked, tacking, twisting, twisty, full of twists and turns, curving, curvy, wavy, deviating, undulating, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous, irregular


Late 17th century from Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare ‘to bend’.